How To Use The Planchette

If the sitter is mediumistic the Planchette will begin to move about

slowly at first, gradually gathering force and definite direction. After

a few preliminary strokes, circles, or lines having been drawn, the

Planchette will seem to have been firmly taken hold of by some spirit

hand, and will begin to write words and sentences in a more or less

'scrawly' fashion. When the writing once begins, questions may be asked

and answered by the spirits. Some persons report that to them the

Planchette seems to move by itself, pulling their hands with it; but

others report that they feel the movement of their arms and hands, as

the spirit propels the machine in the work of waiting. Some know what is

being written during the process, while others do not know what has been

written until they afterwards read it. Sometimes the writing begins Boon

after the sitting is commenced, while in other cases the sitters have to

wait a long time, or even to sit several times before the writing

actually begins. Sometimes the Planchette will refuse to write for

certain persons, but will write freely for others. The general advice is

to exercise patience in the Planchette sittings, and not to expect to

get the best results at once; and, particularly, not to begin asking

questions immediately after the writing begins.